Choose Life

The Abortion Legalisation Act 2021 is one of the most extreme (pro-abortion) laws in the world. We believe every human being, even the child in the womb, has the right to life. The unborn child has a fundamental human right and should be legally protected. A 2019 poll found strong support for the unborn child having human rights and being legally protected once a heartbeat is detected, and only a small minority thinking that life doesn’t begin until the child is born. We love both the mother and her unborn child. 

Get informed, and let’s work together to make abortion “unthinkable” for the majority of New Zealanders.

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Abortions in New Zealand, last year



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‘FATAL FLAWS’ – Abortion Legislation Act 2020 This page summarises much of the information (and the public debate) relating to the Abortion Legislation Act. You can also download our Fact Sheet on the Abortion Legislation Act here POLICY FAIL * to remove legislation about abortion from the criminal code and insert it to the health code…
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Poll on Abortion

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Poll – Support for Heartbeat Determining Rights Of Unborn Media Release 3 May 2019A poll has found strong support for the unborn child having human rights and being legally protected once a heartbeat is detected (which can be between 6–12 weeks), and only a small minority thinking that life doesn’t begin until the child is born. In…
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Latest News & Media

Parents fighting to give birth to Down syndrome children

‘They almost broke me’: Parents fighting to give birth to children with Down syndrome Stuff 18 July 2021 Family First Comment: A disturbing but insightful read from Jehan Casinader “Fewer children are being born with Down syndrome. Is the health system leading more parents to terminate?” Answer – quite likely – and the new abortion…
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Experiencing grief after abortion – but afraid to share

Women who experience post-abortion grief say it’s a pain often not recognised and a hard thing to talk about ABC News 10 July 2021 Family First Comment: Interesting coverage from mainstream media outlet in Australia! “Marie regrets having an abortion. Jessie doesn’t. But they both experienced grief. But those who do experience grief say the politics make…
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Amnesty International’s hypocrisy

Anonymous NZ group set up to combat racism praised by Amnesty International TVNZ One News 14 July 2021 Family First Comment: Oh how rich!! “Freedom of speech is not an absolute if it harms another person’s life” says Amnesty International regarding combatting racism. The same Amnesty International that says that abortion is an absolute right, and…
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March For Life Worldwide Promo 2021

BE PART OF A GROWING WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT FOR LIFE! Save the Date: Come and March For Life in Wellington on Saturday 4 December 2021 Organisers of New Zealand’s National March for Life are urging all people of good will throughout the country to save the date for the 2021 gathering in Wellington. Set aside Saturday…
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Why I Stopped Performing Abortions

Dr Norman MacLean qualified in medicine at the Otago Medical School 50 years ago. He practiced within obstetrics & gynaecology for nearly 40 years. In 2015, Dr Norman MacLean was named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queens Birthday Honours for services to obstetrics and gynaecology. Hear why he stopped performing abortions early into his career.

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The Harms Of Abortion

Family First has published a report which reviews international evidence up to the end of last year about the relationship between abortion and the physical & mental health of women, showing there is a clear correlation between abortion and adverse psychological outcomes.

Listen to women who have actually had abortions. Listen to the research. Watch this >>

First Stages of Life

Pregnancy has three trimesters, each of which is marked by specific fetal developments. A pregnancy is considered full-term at 40 weeks

The Reality – Surgical Abortions in NZ

This short video explains the process of 2nd trimester surgical abortions (approx. 13 – 24 weeks). WARNING: Some parts of this presentation may be upsetting to viewers. Viewer discretion advised.


Abortion Procedures NZ

This site provides accurate and detailed explanations of the medical and surgical procedures involved with abortions in New Zealand.

Before you defend abortion, be sure you know what you’re defending. Sadly, many people simply aren’t aware of the abortion procedures being used in New Zealand. According to official government statistics, surgical abortions are more common at the beginning of the 2nd trimester. As the gestation period increases (19 weeks onward), medical abortions are required more often (some surgical abortions are still performed though). Go to to learn more.


NZ Abortion Statistics

There are lots of statistics being thrown about in the abortion debate. Let’s set the record straight.


Real Women, Real Stories

We asked Kiwi women to share their abortion experience. Here’s what they said…